Tag: Positive Psychology

  The Mystery of the Mind – Beyond Conventional Healing

Episode 40 – The Mystery of the Mind – Beyond Conventional Healing  Chris and Rowan build on the topic of placebo and talk about some of the stories related to the healing power of the mind. There are many stories of people miraculously healing themselves such as when they’ve been told they will never… Read more »

  Employing the Power of Placebo

Episode 39 – Employing the Power of the Placebo  Chris and Rowan discuss the placebo effect and how we can best use it to benefit our mental health. We also look at what the nocebo effect is and what the implications are for traditional treatments for mental health. This Week’s Links Health services should… Read more »

  Separating the Psycho-spiritual from Psychosis

Episode 37 – Separating the Psycho-spiritual from Psychosis  We speak about one of Chris’s favourite topics, facing a spiritual crisis. In this episode, we discuss what a spiritual crisis is, and how other mystical experiences and trans-personal phenomena can be of immense benefit to our mental health. We also look at the difference between… Read more »

  The Hopefulness of the Hero’s Journey

Episode 34 – The Hopefulness of the Hero’s Journey  In what is one of both Chris and Rowan’s favourite topics, we discuss the hero’s journey and its relevance in psychological therapy. We go through some of the different stages of the hero’s journey and discuss how we can all relate to them in different… Read more »

  The Helpfulness of Hope

Episode 32 – The Helpfulness of Hope How can you boost hope? What is the relevance of hope? How can you tell if someone has lost hope? This week, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of hope, both from the angle of restoring hope, but also the positive side of hope as a character strength…. Read more »

  Narcissism in life and psychological practice

What is Narcissism? Narcissism is generally seen as a negative character trait. That is probably for good reason. After all, it implies that the person is self-absorbed to the point of being relatively disconnected from others, severely compromising their relationships. However, as with all personality characteristics, there are a number of positive aspects of narcissism…. Read more »

  Positive Psychology, Science and Synchronicity

Episode 25 – Positive Psychology, Science and Synchronicity  As a follow-up to last week’s introduction to the topic of synchronicity, Chris and Rowan look deeper into the wellbeing benefits of acknowledging synchronicity. We look at some stories of uncanny coincidences and how they have benefitted those involved, as well as what can be lost… Read more »

  Dealing with Depression

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Episode 7 – Dealing with Depression  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at ways of managing with depression using general psychological techniques as well as how to use strategies from positive psychology to ensure that you’re able to keep yourself out of depression. We also share some of our personal experiences with… Read more »

  Identifying Signature Character Strengths

One of the most useful and widely used Positive Psychology strategies for promoting wellbeing is to identify and draw upon our signature character strengths, which relate to our enduring key virtues. These character strengths are the kind of virtues which are recognised by all cultures. There is an accessible scientific method of identifying signature character… Read more »

  Episode 6 – Expunging Anxiety

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Expunging Anxiety Episode 6 – Expunging Anxiety  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at ways of managing anxiety in our current situation and how we can help those around us if they’re suffering. In recent years, positive psychology has changed some of the ways we think about anxiety, so we explore ways… Read more »